Thinning hair on top might restrict your choices in hairstyles. After your hair transplant, you may be able to choose from a wider variety of hairstyles again. MAXIM Hair Restoration wants to help you select a great haircut after your procedure.
MAXIM Hair Restoration created this guide to help you select the best haircut after your hair restoration. Once you determine your face shape, choose the hairstyle that suits you best. Your hair will continue to grow in and thicken over the next several months, so you may be able to try hairstyles you weren’t able to wear in the past.
What is your face shape?
When choosing a hairstyle after hair restoration, look at the shape of your face in the mirror to determine your face shape. Observe the width of your forehead, jawline, and cheekbones. Also observe the length of your face from forehead to chin. Choose from these primary face shapes, based on your observation:
- Round: You have a round face if your jaw is round and your cheekbones are wider than your jawline but your face is similar in length to the height from jaw to forehead.
- Oval: If your jaw is round, your face length is longer than the width of your cheekbones, and your forehead is slightly larger than the width of your jaw, you have an oval-shaped face.
- Rectangular: A rectangular face is similar to an oval face except the chin is more angular than rounded.
- Heart: If your forehead is the widest feature of your face, followed by the cheekbones, and your face tapers to a point at the chin, you have a heart-shaped face.
- Square: You have a square face when you have a sharp jawline and all measurements around your face are similar.
- Diamond: If the length of your face is the longest, then the width, and your jaw and forehead taper in, you have a diamond-shaped face.
Haircuts to try
Once you’ve determined your facial shape, you can select a hairstyle that best suits your face. Here are some of the most common hairstyles:
As your new hair follicles grow and your hair thickens, you can style your hair in the classic side-part style. Simply part your hair on one side and comb over to the other side. If one side of your head has thinner hair than the other side, comb the thicker hair over the thinner hair. Secure in place with a dab of gel if you prefer. Cut the hair in different proportions or lengths to vary this hairstyle. This style is highly adaptable and works for both youthful or more mature demeanors.
This classic hairstyle is always stylish and works well with faces of all shapes, but looks exceptionally good on diamond-shaped faces.
Combing your hair straight back or slicking it back with gel or pomade is a great hairstyle after your hair starts to thicken and grow longer. Since the slicked-back hairstyle works best with thin or fine hair, this is an optimal hairstyle for many men after hair restoration. You can add extra hold with hairspray if you desire. You can also slick the hair back but comb it slightly to one side. Experiment to see how it looks on you. This smooth look never goes out of style.
The straight-back style works well on square and oval faces.
The French Crop, also called the Caesar Cut, is a simple but very versatile hairstyle. The hair is cut almost the same length all over the head. Modify your cut slightly based on the texture and thickness of your hair. Thicker hair needs a little more distinction in the length from top to sides, while thinner hair can be trimmed more evenly. The hair is usually styled more toward the face in a modern French Crop. Use hair products and a blow dryer to add more body to your hair with this style.
The French Crop looks great on rectangular, oval, and diamond-shaped faces.
The crew cut or buzz cut is simply hair cut to a very short length all the way around the head. This is a great style to wear two or three months after your hair restoration, as your hair starts to grow evenly over your head and get thicker. The best thing about this hairstyle is that it requires very little maintenance.
Crew cuts generally work well on square or oval-shaped faces.
The pompadour hairstyle has been popular for hundreds of years. The pompadour consists of longer lengths of hair on top styled up and away from the face contrasting with very short hair on the sides and back of the head. This style is trendy because it’s easy to update and modernize.
The pompadour is a suitable hairstyle for oval and round faces because the extra hair on top lengthens the face and compliments rounder facial features.
The quiff is similar to the pompadour with slightly longer hair on top. To most effectively style a quiff, use a blow-dryer and styling products to give the hair volume and hold it in place.
The quiff hairstyle looks great on oval, square, and heart-shaped faces.
It’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions for the proper care of your hair after surgery while you maintain healthy hair habits like eating a balanced diet and being conscious of the chemicals in your hair products.
MAXIM Hair Restoration has a staff of talented doctors, physicians, and surgeons who specialize in a variety of hair transplant procedures including FUE, FUT, and SMP. If you’re interested in hair restoration, contact our staff for a free phone or video consultation. We can determine whether you’re a good candidate for hair transplant, calculate the estimated cost, and help you find financing. Contact us today at MAXIM Hair Restoration so we can address any of your questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.